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12 Critical Commentary: Four Perspectives on the End of Class Politics?

Peter Mair, Seymour Martin Lipset, Michael Hout and John H. Goldthorpe

in The End of Class Politics?

Published in print September 1999 | ISBN: 9780198296348
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599194 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198296347.003.0012
  12 Critical Commentary: Four Perspectives on the End of Class Politics?

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This eminent group of scholars contributes a range of institutional, historical, sociological, and technical expertise to a debate on the issues raised in the book. The aim is to present a balanced overview. Thus, Seymour Martin Lipset has previously argued that class no longer has a central position in politics and that other social characteristics, or value preferences, form the bases of political divisions. In contrast, John Goldthorpe and Michael Hout have argued that class remains central to politics and many other areas of social activity. Peter Mair gives a perspective from institutional political science.

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Subjects: Comparative Politics

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